Pandemic influenza

Latest outputs


Conducting in-action and after-action reviews of the public health response to COVID-19

Technical report -

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Alternating patterns of seasonal influenza activity in the WHO European Region following the 2009 pandemic, 2010-2018

Apr 2020

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Shaping meeting to explore the value of a coordinated work plan for epidemic and pandemic influenza vaccine preparedness

Apr 2020

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Potential scenarios for the progression of a COVID-19 epidemic in the European Union and the European Economic Area, March 2020

Mar 2020

Disease networks

European Influenza Surveillance Network (EISN)

European Reference Laboratory Network for Human Influenza (ERLI-Net)

Other types of influenza

2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic

The 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic was declared over in August 2010 by the World Health Organization. Europe has now entered a new inter-pandemic phase of seasonal influenza.

Disease / public health area

Avian influenza

Avian influenza is an infectious viral disease in birds, including domestic poultry. Avian influenza is mainly found in birds, but under certain circumstances infections can also occur in humans even though the risk is generally very low.

Disease / public health area

Seasonal influenza

Seasonal influenza is a preventable infectious disease with mostly respiratory symptoms. It is caused by influenza virus and is easily transmitted, predominantly via the droplet and contact routes and by indirect spread from respiratory secretions on hands etc.

Disease / public health area

Swine influenza

Swine influenza is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses that regularly cause outbreaks of influenza in pigs. Influenza viruses that commonly circulate in swine are called “swine influenza viruses” or “swine flu viruses.” Like human influenza viruses, there are different subtypes and strains of swine influenza viruses.